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December 11, 2010 at 12:45 am

| Gabriel |

CCPR, the pop center here at UCLA, is looking to hire a statistical programmer. I’ve reproduced the listing below:

The California Center for Population Research (http://ccpr.ucla.edu) is a multidisciplinary research and graduate training center located on the UCLA campus. We are looking for a programmer with excellent statistical programming, data analysis, data management and web programming skills. The successful candidate will provide expert consulting on programming problems as well as full programming support, as needed, to faculty on their research projects. He/she will work with faculty and graduate students and will assist in the training of graduate students so that they develop excellent programming and data analysis skills.
In addition to statistical programming, data management, and data analysis tasks, the candidate will be responsible for administrative programming tasks, such as: managing databases in Access, creating reports and forms in Access using VBA as requested by CCPR administrative staff, writing SQL statements to extract, manipulate, and update databases, developing Python programs to manipulate files, web and data scraping, creating xml databases, etc., developing and maintaining websites using Plone, PHP, HTML, MySQL and WordPress, providing technical advice, tutorials, and assistance to faculty, staff, and students and assisting in management of student workers.
Qualifications
Strong background in statistics with graduate work in statistics, econometrics or a related quantitative field. Experience, preferably in a research environment, using modern programming and scripting languages (such as C, Visual Basic, Perl and Python), statistical analysis packages (such as Stata, Matlab, SAS and R), data management tools (SQL) and web systems (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, PHP, MySQL, Plone).
Programmer must be self-motivated, eager to learn new things and accept new responsibilities, display genuine interest in projects and be reliable, conscientious, and able to work well both independently and with others. He/she should have the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally, including having the ability to deliver oral presentation and to write clear reports and documentation of data sets and programs. Strong interpersonal, effective time management, and client service skills are essential. Ability to lead and complete projects with limited supervision and to work on multiple concurrent tasks, often with conflicting priorities, is a must. Masters Degree or PhD Preferred.
Please apply at UCLA Career Opportunities:
https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1291752933219, requisition # 15433.
This is a contract position which is secure through at least 7/1/2011. However, we expect renewal of funding that will allow the position to be available for another five years after that.

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